Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prescribe

1 sense of prescribe

Sense 1
order, prescribe, dictate -- (issue commands or orders for)
       => inflict, bring down, visit, impose -- (impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students")

Antonyms of adj prescribed

4 senses of prescribed

Sense 1
prescribed -- (set down as a rule or guide)

INDIRECT (VIA nonarbitrary) -> arbitrary -- (based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice; "an arbitrary decision"; "the arbitrary rule of a dictator"; "an arbitrary penalty"; "of arbitrary size and shape"; "an arbitrary choice"; "arbitrary division of the group into halves")

Sense 2
appointed, decreed, ordained, prescribed -- (fixed or established especially by order or command; "at the time appointed (or the appointed time"))

INDIRECT (VIA settled) -> unsettled -- (still in doubt; "an unsettled issue"; "an unsettled state of mind")

Sense 3
official, prescribed -- (conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order")

INDIRECT (VIA regular) -> irregular -- (contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices")

Sense 4
positive, prescribed -- (formally laid down or imposed; "positive laws")

INDIRECT (VIA formal) -> informal -- (not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends")

Similarity of adj prescribed

4 senses of prescribed

Sense 1
prescribed -- (set down as a rule or guide)
       => nonarbitrary (vs. arbitrary), unarbitrary -- (not subject to individual determination)

Sense 2
appointed, decreed, ordained, prescribed -- (fixed or established especially by order or command; "at the time appointed (or the appointed time"))
       => settled (vs. unsettled) -- (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night")

Sense 3
official, prescribed -- (conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order")
       => regular (vs. irregular) -- (in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties")

Sense 4
positive, prescribed -- (formally laid down or imposed; "positive laws")
       => formal (vs. informal) -- (being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education")

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